August 31, 2017 / 11:23 AM / 24 days ago

PRESS DIGEST- Canada - August 31

Aug 31 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories from selected Canadian newspapers. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

THE GLOBE AND MAIL

Sears Canada Inc's executive chairman is scrambling to put together a last-minute takeover proposal for the company as a court-imposed deadline looms on Thursday for bids to buy the insolvent retailer. (tgam.ca/2vuF2So)

The Mexican government is warning it will walk away from the renegotiation of the North American free-trade agreement if U.S. President Donald Trump follows through on his threat to trigger a withdrawal from the pact as a way of pressuring Mexico and Canada into concessions. (tgam.ca/2vLSb4V)

Passengers who were trapped aboard two Air Transat jets on the Ottawa tarmac earlier this summer described hours on end of sweltering heat, a lack of water and the stench of vomit in the cabin as a federal agency began hearings Wednesday into their ordeal. (tgam.ca/2vM3RER)

NATIONAL POST

The National Energy Board is expected to announce the details of hearings to narrow down the route of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion, even as construction is set to start in September in segments where regulatory requirements have been met. (bit.ly/2vMJ7gc)

The economic impact of Hurricane Harvey's destruction has been limited on Eastern Canada so far, but the fallout from the storm is expected to affect oil markets for months. (bit.ly/2vM0zl7)

Compiled by Bengaluru newsroom

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